n. - dog guarding property etc.
- person or body monitoring others' rights etc.
adj. - accustomed to watching, alert.
- on the watch. watchfully adv. Watchfulness n.
brief n. Brief of a barrister who follows a case for a client not directly concerned.
n. Man employed to look after an empty building etc. At night.
n. Mattress filled with water.
n. Flavoured and frozen water and sugar etc.
n. Decisive defeat or contest. [waterloo in belgium, where napoleon was defeated]
n. - boatman plying for hire.
- oarsman as regards skill in keeping the boat balanced.
n. = *water-vole.
—n. Each of a pair of skis for skimming the surface of the water when towed by a motor boat. —v. Travel on water-skis. water-skier n.